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Rochelle Brown

Lives in United States

  • South Africa

    In 2014, I spent 3 weeks in Capetown, volunteering at a school in Muizenberg. After school, I hung with locals, tried new foods, enjoyed breathtaking views, penguins, fresh seafood from the bay, wine tasting, and shopping. On a road trip to Mossel Bay, I explored a safari riding an elephant and on horseback. The highlight was walking lions and playing with the cubs! I met several contacts during my stay, including a couple of cool drivers. I can plan a once in a lifetime itinerary for you here!
  • United States of America (USA)

    I was born in the US and I have spent my entire life here. I have been everywhere on the east coast, from New York to Florida. I have traveled to Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, California, Arizona, Nevada, and Martha's Vineyard near Massachusetts. In winter, I drive to Pennsylvania and Virginia to go skiing, snow tubing, and snowmobiling. Whatever it is you plan to see in the US, I can put together an affordable itinerary for you with suggestions on the best way to see as many places as you can.
  • Canada

    I have explored Niagara Falls and Toronto utilizing an itinerary designed by me. Contact me if you need advice on the best way to see the falls, recommendations on who has the best ice wine, or for any other ideas you may need to enjoy your trip here.
  • Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico has it all: affordability, beaches, cultural experiences, historical sites, water sports, delicious food, shopping, and nightlife. Here there is something for everyone. I have explored San Juan and done extensive research to organize an amazing itinerary that I can share with you including my favorite restaurants where I was able to enjoy authentic Puerto Rican cuisine on the off beaten path.
  • Italy

    I have explored several parts of Italy, including Venice, Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Pisa, and Assisi. Allow me to plan your trip to a country filled with history, amazing art, delicious cuisine, remarkable architecture, and overall splendid beauty.
  • The Bahamas

    I have explored Nassau, Freeport, and Castaway Cay a couple of times.
  • Cuba

    If you would like information on travel to Cuba I can plan an exciting itinerary for you. If you are interested in travel from the US, I can help you with making plans for your travel there, give advice on places to stay, where to get access to internet there, and where to eat!
  • Dubai

    I traveled to the beautiful Dubai in 2014 following an itinerary created by myself. I organized a road trip to Abu Dhabi to see the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and of course an adventure through the desert that I will never forget. I did extensive research to map out the best places to eat, shop, party, and explore with a little help from a friend of mine who resides there. I can build your itinerary similar to mine altering it to better suit your interests and budget.
  • Hawaii

    Although Hawaii is a part of the US, here you feel like you are in a completely different world of paradise. As soon as you land, you are immediately enticed by the family culture, the aroma of flavorful foods in the air, and awe-inspiring views. It is a great place for singles, couples, and families with children. I explored the island of Oahu after extensive research. While there I also stumbled into some great eateries on the off beaten path. Contact me to plan your trip here.
  • New York

    I have planned several trips to New York. I have been to New York City, Brooklyn, Harlem, Coney Island, and Buffalo. I can help significantly, with your planning. I travel to NYC at least 3 times a year and am knowledgeable on getting around the city, restaurants, tourist sites, nightlife, things to do with children, and good food and must-see things on the off beaten path.
  • Paris

    I've explored most of the popular sites in Paris.
  • London

    I have explored many of the popular sites in London including some great places to try fish and chips!
Great job! - By Akmal Muqeeth - See this trip
         

Rochelle did a great job planning our trip. There were lot of last minute changes in our itinerary and Rochelle was very patient , accommodating, and co-operative about them. She recommended places that we would have never found out about ourselves. She even made the phone calls for us to find out about hotel amenities and other activities. We were pretty confused about a lot of things to do, and Rochelle's suggestions made a lot of difference, and we had a great trip to Vegas and Grand Canyon! Would really recommend Rochelle to any friend.


 

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Loved the plan - By Sangita Rajan - See this trip
         

i completely love the details and effort Rochelle put in to making my plan. it was spot on.


Absolute pleasure working with her :) 

Awesome Job - By Linnette Mongeotti - See this trip
         

Rochelle,


 


Thanks for all your help organizing our itinerary for our Spring Break trip.  Looking forward to our trip.


 


 

The best travel ninja out there! - By shannon Carter - See this trip
         

When I discovered planmy.travel, I was skeptical and I wasn't sure what to expect. However, I thought, what the heck, it's $20. 


When I received my itinerary for a trip to Montana, from Rochelle... I was blown away. There is clearly so much detail and time that goes into her planning. She mapped everything down from our budget, the flight, drive time, to a car rental company. She searches to find the best bang for your buck and is very patient when adjustments need to b made. I will 100% be using Rochelle and her travel expertise for more trips in the future. 

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Hawaii

Hi-


I am looking for help planning the trip to hawaii on the may 22-26. I am traveling with my Hubby for my bday. 



  • Where we are going? Kailua, HI (KOA)

  • Dates of travel  - May 22 SEA - KOA (5:35pm - 8:46pm) - May 26th KOA - SEA (9:16pm - may 27th 8:15am)

  • Stay - Sheraton Kona Resort And Spa At Keauhou Bay - 78-128 Ehukai Street Kailua Kona, HI 96740

  • Budget - Flexible - value for money

  • Interests - Like to have a fair mix of adventure/ outdoor/ relaxing 

    • Definitely want to see the Volcanoes 

    • Snorkel 

    • Any must do's - Do not know swimming but open to water sports. 

    • Natures 

    • Cultural 



  • Diet - I am a vegetarian and my husband is a non vegetarian. I prefer to know a couple pure veg(egg ok) no meat places to eat

  • Anything else - We are completely ok with driving long distance, having a packed day. 


I am looking for a detailed itn that I can follow without having to do my research. Thank you so much in advance. Please let me know if i need to book any tours or so forth before heading there and your recommendations to a specific company if any. 


 


Thanks,


Sangeetha


 


 


 


 


 

LA to Grand Canyon Road Trip

We need your help planning a road trip from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon. My wife and I live with our 6 month old daughter in Los Angeles. My dad and sister are visiting us from India and so we wanted to take a one week road trip. 


 


Dates: 25th July to 2nd August


Destinations : We wanted to cover three major destinations : Las vegas, Grand Canyon and Palm Springs(or any other place you can suggest)


 


A few pointers to help you out:


 



  • We are an orthodox muslim family and we do not drink alcohol nor do we gamble.

  • We want to spend one day and night in vegas, We want to visit Vegas just to experience the hustle/bustle of the place and maybe catch a good show(though it might be difficult with a 6 month old)



  • Activities that we are interested in: mostly sight seeing, museums(only some very good ones), cherry picking, jet skiing, boating or any other family activity


 


Please suggest some destinations on the way to grand canyon and also a few activities.


 


Regards,


 


Akmal Muqeeth

Italy

Hi Rochelle,


Sorry, but I'm finally back from travel and then lost my log in information. So, here we are. Again, my partner and I are going from Naples to Venice. We would like to fly into Naples, drive down to Sorrento and then drive up the coast, through Rome and Florence, and then ending up in Venice. Please let us know if you think it is too much to enjoy the area. We would rather pick a couple places to enjoy then to speed though. Of course, if we can squeeze in time in the Vatican we would love to do that too. We're planning on  arriving late on June 5th and leaving the morning of June 21st. We have our tickets into Naples and out of Venice. Let me know what you think. I have a shellfish allergy and of course, being a same sex couple, we want to make sure that we're in places where we will be safe. We don't want to pay a lot of money, but some place comfortable and convenient. It is not worth it to us to stay away from the heart of things just to save a few dollars. We love history/museums/tours. We love exploring off the beaten path. Maybe even a pasta cooking class somewhere?


Thank you so much!

Spring Break 2017

There will be 6 of us.  Two adults and 4 teenagers. (1 adult (mom) & 2 teens (ages 14 & 17) (ages 14 & 16) per room with double beds).  We want to take a trip over Spring Break. We could leave afternoon/evening of April 7th and return April 15th or 16th, depends on pricing, availability, etc.


Teens want action, they want to see Grand Canyon to say they've been there, but don't want to spend all day hiking it or riding a mule. (helicopter tour down and get out for photo).  They want to see the big trees, etc but not spend all day walikng thru woods.  The more places/things we can do the better.


Cannot afford Luxury rooms, but we do want clean nice rooms (Sheraton, Marriott, Hyatt, etc.) of if there's local hotel versus a chain that similar.  If hotel has rooms with mini frig/microwave or breakfast included would be a plus.  We have 1 person that's Vegan.


 We would like to leave out of Fort Lauderdale, FL and fly to Las Vegas, NV.  Spend a day or two there(see a couple of shows – maybe magic or America’s Got Talent show), Since time is an issue, is it possible to take helicopter ride down to Grand Canyon and then back to Vegas?  We could then rent a 7 passenger vehicle - don't want to be squished - plus need luggage space (Escalade, mini-van or Surburban for rest of road trip? 


 We then want to visit Yosemite National Park (is there place to stay locally there 1 night?)  and San Francisco (fisherman's wharf, trolley car, China town, visit CA Academy of Sciences, any other ideas?). 


 Maybe venture down to Henry Cowell Redwoods State park? or Santa Cruz (boardwalk, ride roller coaster)


 Fly back from San Francisco?


 What do you think?  Do you have other suggestions for teens?


 I have AAA membership if that helps with any discounts

Montana

Hi Rochelle,


Customer Service cancelled my previous payment and set me up for the longer stay:) I think payment went through this time! Let me know if you need the info I already sent you, again. We are looking at a 6 day trip at the end of October. Thank you!

Washington Adventure

Hello! My boyfriend and I currently live in Phoenix, AZ. I have lived all over the Northwest and my boyfriend has never been there before. So we planned a trip at the end of May to go up there.


I have part of it figured out because we know we wanted to end the week in Whistler, so that is covered. But, even though I've lived there, I can't figure out the best way to do it. We are flying in and out of Seattle and we get in May 27th in the late morning. We'll be driving to Whistler on June 1st. It is the the beginning of the trip that I'm sure about- I know he'll want to explore Seattle for maybe a day or two, and then I figured we would slowly drive up, maybe see some coastal towns, maybe some woodsy forest towns. I'd love to find a beachfront cottage to stay at for a night, and then maybe a rustic cabin another. I just would really like him to see all that Washington has to offer.


We are avid mountain bikers (although we'll be doing that at Whistler so not necessary in Washington unless there is some place amazing for it) and outdoors enthusiasts, so hiking and kayaking or any other outdoor adventures would be awesome, too. We're up for camping but won't have any supplies. When staying in hotels, condos, etc. the biggest importance factor is for it to be immaculately CLEAN, and more updated/modern/comfortable is preferred. We like all foods and have no aversions, except for maybe raw seafood/meat. Never could handle slimy oysters! Obviously we would like to save money where we can, but usually don't skimp on comfortable lodging or good food.


I'm just getting dizzy looking at all the different sites. I can't figure out which route to take, what activities to do, or where to stay. It is exhausting! :) Let me know if you need any more information. I would be happy to supply. Looking forward to seeing what you can come up with! - Elyssa

Italian Adventure

Hello Rochelle!


I read your great reviews and am looking forward to having some help in planning my vacation. I am 33 years old and will be travelling with my girlfriend to Italy for 11 days. We will be flying from the US and arrive into Milan at 8am on the 19th. We are trying to see as many places as possible but at the same time don’t want to be overly rushed. My initial thoughts were we would go straight from the airport to the train station and catch a train over to Venice. I was thinking that we would spend 2 nights there and then leave on a train to Florence the morning of the 21st. I figured we could spend a few days there and then leave on 23rd. From there I was thinking that we could rent a car and spend a few days exploring Tuscany (Chianti, Montepulciano, ect) before we head to Rome for our last two days. That itinerary might be overly ambitious so I would love to hear your thoughts and any ideas you may have as this will be our first time in Italy.


My girlfriend and I really love to eat, drink and experience new things. We are pretty adventurous people and love anything outdoors and anything off the beaten path. We are not huge museum people but would like to hit all a few of the major spots but don’t have to spend a ton of time at them. 


Our budget is probably about average as we are not extravagant but want to stay in places that are clean and friendly(hotels or Air BnB's). I do have a ton of hotel rewards and will most likely splurge on the St. Regis in Florence for two days using points. All of the other hotels I would like to keep around $100 a night but can go up to $150 for the right place. I would prefer to spend more money on food(no dietary restrictions), drinks and activities than the accommodations.


Thanks for your help and I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

Thank you,


Nathan